County Mayo National parks

Our most recommended County Mayo National parks

From Galway: Connemara and Cong Full-Day Tour

1. From Galway: Connemara and Cong Full-Day Tour

Experience the wild beauty of Ireland on this full-day tour of Connemara from Galway. Visit Cong Village, which was featured in the classic "The Quiet Man" and Kylemore Abbey. First, stop at Cong Abbey, an Augustinian Abbey dating back to the early 12th century and one of the best examples of medieval ecclesiastical architecture.  Enter Cong Village and explore Cong Woods, stroll around the village that was in the 1950s classic movie, ‘The Quiet Man,’ or feed the ducks on the edge of Lough Corrib - the Republic of Ireland's largest lake. Admire Connemara's hidden valleys upon entering on the Lough Nafooey route.  Continue to Kylemore Abbey and enjoy a lunch break. Entrance into Kylemore Abbey and Gardens is not included in the tour price (purchase discounted entrance tickets from your driver on the day of the tour).  Leaving Kylemore in the late afternoon, drive through Inagh Valley, Maam Cross, and Oughterard. Complete the circuit of Lough Corrib before arriving home to Galway City. 

From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

2. From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Galway on this guided tour to Connemara National Park. Learn about the traditions, music, and language of the region before enjoying free time to explore the park and hike Diamond Hill. Start by meeting at the meeting point or making use of the free pickup option. En route to and from the park, your driver will break up the journey by making frequent photo and coffee stops and allowing you to soak in as much of Connemara as you can. With the help of your driver-guide, learn all you need to know about the region and plan how you'll spend your time at the Connemara National Park. Plus, get a chance to hear some local traditional music. Upon arrival at the park, your driver will explain your return time with you before you enjoy free time for two hours. Shortly after arriving, prepare for a hike on Diamond Hill. There are three primary hiking routes at the National Park, each varying in difficulty and length. Each route starts and finishes at a welcome center and cafe/tea rooms. After the two hours of hiking, meet your driver at the predetermined drop-off point and start to make your way back to Galway. The return route shows you the coastal side of Connemara, providing a different view from the outbound route.

South Ireland: Galway and Kerry 3-Day Budget Tour

3. South Ireland: Galway and Kerry 3-Day Budget Tour

Discover the majestic beauty of the Ring of Kerry and South Ireland on a 3-day budget tour to Gaelic-speaking Galway and the Cliffs of Moher. Mix with local characters, and learn the legends of the “Emerald Isle” up-close-and-personal. Enjoy an unforgettable night in Killarney, Ireland’s party capital. Dormitory style accommodation is provided in hostels, with the option to stay in B&B or apartment-style accommodation for those that crave a bit more privacy. Day 1: Dublin - Connemara - Galway Depart Dublin for Galway, traveling towards the west of Ireland, and stopping en route for a comfort break. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Irish midlands. Experience the rugged wilderness of Connemara as you drive over dramatic mountains that have provided the setting for countless Hollywood movies. Continue along the Connemara coastline to Galway City. Find a nice pub in Galway Bay to listen to some traditional Irish music before retiring for the night. Day 2: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Kerry Experience the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean as you drive down the west coast. See beautiful beaches of golden sand, keeping a lookout for dolphins and whales along the way. Follow the route of the Atlantic Way, the world’s longest coastal touring route. Explore the lunar landscape of The Burren, the only place on earth where Alpine, Arctic, and Mediterranean flowers grow side-by-side. Then, discover the crown jewels of Ireland at the Cliffs of Moher. See why the cliffs were chosen as a backdrop for the film "The Princess Bride," and why world surf champ Kelly Slater shot the award-winning surf movie "Wave Rider" there. Spend the night in Kerry, where nightlife offerings include the chance to sing a few of the songs your guide will have taught you during the day (please note that on some tours, accommodation will be in Cork, depending on availability). Day 3: Kerry – Blarney Castle - Dublin Take in some highlights of the Ring of Kerry (which typically include Moll's Gap, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall) before enjoying time at leisure in Killarney. Many guests enjoy an (optional) horse and carriage or horse ride. The journey back to Dublin takes you on a leisurely drive through the heritage town of Adare, with its fabulous thatched cottages, and the Golden Vale, Ireland's finest agricultural land with its rolling fields and pastures. Return to Dublin by 19:00 approx.

From Galway: Electric Fat Bike Connemara Private Tour

4. From Galway: Electric Fat Bike Connemara Private Tour

During your time in Galway, take the opportunity to discover the natural beauty of Connemara on a day trip to some of the region's top sights. Explore the area on an electric fat bike and admire the diverse landscapes on a private guided excursion with roundtrip transportation from Galway. Begin with pickup from your accommodation in Galway and travel toward the magical landscapes of Connemara. Before you begin the ride there will be a detailed demonstration and time for you to get familiar with your electric fat bike. Set off and make your way along the coastal route to Roundstone, one of the prettiest villages in Connemara. Make a stop at Ballynahinch Castle and take a stroll around this stunning location. Continue on toward the white sand and turquoise waters of Dogs Bay. Enjoy the scenery of the tranquil bog and perhaps explore the coastal loop at Cashel as well. Cycle along ‘The Western Way’ to the village of Leenane and admire views over Ireland's only fjord. Located at the end of the famous Killary Fjord, stretch your legs once you arrive at the village. If you wish, sit back and relax onboard the Connemara Lady on a Killary Fjord cruise (at your own expense). Make your way to Loch Na Fooey, a freshwater lake surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Joyce Country. Here, there's also the chance to experience a sheepdog demonstration (at your own expense). Stop for a break at the roadside picnic area beside Lough Mask. The bog road from the village of Clonbur provides amazing views over the mighty Lough Corrib and the Maumturk Mountains. At the end of the ride, you will be dropped back at your accommodation in Galway.

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This was an excellent tour. The guide was exceptional and fun. The scenery was fantastic and the stops and timing impeccable. The park was a great experience and the walks well laid out for all. Recommend this tour for sure.

Mike was our driver. He was very good. He shared stories and information. It was sometimes hard to hear him because other travelers on our bus were conversing too loudly.

Fabulous tour. Amazing vistas across the Connemare region. Beautiful stops along the way.

Great tour! Beautiful country, gave you enough time to enjoy stops and take pictures,

The experience was great. The driver was so nice and taught full